Sunday, January 26, 2014

What is a Macaron?

Homemade French Macarons by Chef Marisse - Php 30 per piece; Php 150 for a box of 6. Available flavors: choco ganache, choco orange, vanilla, raspberry, pistachio, espresso. Also available this week: Mangoes and Cream Cake Slice.

macaron (/mɑːkɑːrɔːn/ mah-kah-rōn;[1] French pronunciation: ​[makaˈʁɔ̃][2]) is a sweet meringue-based confection made with eggsicing sugargranulated sugaralmond powder or ground almond, and food colouring. It is also calledLuxemburgerli.[3] The macaron is commonly filled with ganachebuttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two biscuits. The name is derived from the Italian word macaronemaccarone or maccherone, the Italian meringue.
The confection is characterised by smooth, squared top, ruffled circumference (referred to as the "foot" or "pied"), and a flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth.[4] Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberrychocolate) to the new (foie grasmatcha).[5]
The macaroon is often mistaken as the macaron; many have adopted the French spelling of macaron to distinguish the two items in the English language. However, this has caused confusion over the correct spelling. Some recipes exclude the use of macaroon to refer to this French confection while others think that they are synonymous.[6]


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